Man, 30, dies in alleged attempt to steal ECG cables

Man, 30, dies in alleged attempt to steal ECG cables

An unidentified man in his 30s has been discovered dead by the Nsawam District Police. The decomposing body was found under a high tension pole in the bush at ‘Combined Farm’ at Dobro, near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.

It is believed that the deceased was electrocuted while attempting to steal a copper cable connecting lightning arrestors, as a plier was found close to the body.

The Police were alerted to the decomposing body by a security man and moved to the scene to take custody of it. The body of the man has since been deposited at the Police Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Mr Emmanuel Akinie, Accra West Regional General Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), during a news briefing, cautioned customers to desist from interfering with electricity installations without the requisite authority from the company.

He noted a recent increase in incidents of theft and destruction of ECG equipment, causing financial loss to the company and posing danger to properties and lives of the perpetrators.

Akinie advised everyone to be vigilant and report any unusual activity around ECG’s installations to the nearest ECG office or to the Police. This incident serves as a warning to the public on the dangers and legal consequences of attempting to tamper with electricity installations.